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Bolivian Organic Fairtrade Coffee Grumpy Mule

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Organic Fairtade Coffee Bolivia Grumpy Mule 227g £4.65
Bolivian Organic Fairtrade Coffee Grumpy Mule

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Grumpy Mule Organic Fairtrade Filter Coffee from Bolivia. This organic Bolivian Coffee is Cafe Femenino and is produced by the Women of the Union Pro-Agro Coop.


This coffee is a ground filter coffee strength 3 - very drinkable coffee supporting the women that grew and produced the coffee. This organic Fairtrade Bolivian coffee posssesses a rich body, balanced acidity and with enticing notes of caramel, dark chocolate and a hint of coriander spiciness. This filter coffee is a syrupy smooth breakfast coffee, suitable for a range of coffee making equipment.


The Fairtrade-certified Union Pro-Agro Cooperative (la Asociacion Union de Productores Agropecuarios) is based in Caranavi in Bolivia's Yungas region. The Cooperative has around 250 smallholder producers of which 20 per cent are women each with an eaverage of 3 hectares dedicated to growing organic coffee.


Women coffee producers are vital to world coffee production yet harsh gender inequalities, poverty and abuse are rampant in many coffee producing regions. Many women coffee producers have no rights, no income and some, along with their children, are abandoned by their husbands.


The Café Femenino Coffee Project is a social program for women coffee producers in rural communities around the world and more than 1,500 women in Bolivia, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru are active in the project to achieve empowerment, build social and support networks, and earn incomes through the production and sale of 100% single origin, “Café Femenino” coffees.


The success of the Project also initiated the creation of The Café Femenino Foundation, which provides direct grants to selected programs and projects that enhance the lives of women and their families in coffee growing communities. In Bolivia this has included schemes such as: training programs to improve producers’ abilities in farm management, coffee improvement and organisational business management; the provision of elevated coffee drying tables to improve processing and quality; rebuilding of damaged coffee nurseries following significant storm damage to plants and the nursery.


The producers, working within thier communiity also grow other aromatic, citrus and medicinal plants. The coffees are grown organically at altitudes up to 1750m.


In addition to the Fairtrade and organic premiums, the women prdoucers receive a further premium exclusively for themselves under the Cafe Femenino Coffee Project and a donation of US$0.05 per pound of coffee is also made to a women' s crisis organisation inthe UK.


Grumpy Mule is based in Holmfirth, Yorkshire, where all the coffee is roasted. Grumpy Mule's  aim is "to demonstrate the art and craft of cultivating and processing speciality coffees so that through respectful roasting and increased understanding you can taste the individuality of each terrain, climate, culture and community."

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